Because of Who He Is
There’s something about being a father that brings out the giving spirit in a man. Whether or not his children ”deserve” it, his desire to give to them remains. That’s because he loves his kids, and the nature of love is to give, even when the recipient isn’t necessarily worthy of the gifts and hasn’t done anything to earn them.
The prophet Daniel understood this part of God’s fatherly character, and that’s why he acknowledged that his people could come to the Lord requesting His favor because He is a loving, merciful God and not because of any kind of righteousness or merit on their parts. God loves, and therefore He gives. That’s just His nature.
This is, in some ways, the very definition of humility before God. It’s knowing that, in and of yourself, you have nothing to offer God but your empty, outstretched hand, waiting to receive what you know you don’t deserve but what God, your loving heavenly Father, deeply desires to give you.
O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.